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you on his health as he remains in a houston hospital. >>> and the last time congress came close to being kraing the debt ceiling the market didn't react kindly. coming up, what the fallout from the fiscal debate could look like on wall street. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a hospital today, but a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in high spirits and is even singing with doctors and nurses. gabe gutierrez is in houston with the latest on 41's condition. gabe, is that true? >> reporter: yeah, craig, that's what we're hearing. he remains in intensive care here at methodist hospital in houston. he is improving and that his exchange wes doctors and nurses now include singing. the first 41st presiden
. winnipeg minus 22, chicago only 1 for your high. houston and oklahoma city, you see the difference. that's fueling the weather. houston expect your temperatures to drop right off. then as we look into europe, several storm systems pushing across central and western europe bringing heavy rain showers at times. but temperatures on the mild side. london and paris at 9 and 11. really cools off in moscow. minus 1 for your high on your wednesday. here is a look at the extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
, basically from boston pretty much all the way around to houston. the reason governor scott is concerned is there are four ports in florida that will be affected. this is containerized shipping. electronic goods, food stuff and things like that. it could be massive impact, especially in this -- we had retailers getting trouble getting back on track. it will affect everybody's pocketbook eventually. >> eric: tell us how it trickles down to the consumer. >> basically everything will become a lower supply. therefore, lower supply means higher prices. uncertainty about when purchases can be made and then imported into the united states. what happened after the port strike on the west coast in 2002, a lot of shippers made permanent arrangements to ship things in through the east coast instead of the west coast which was cheaper. now they may look at having to basically reverse course which adds time and money and if it adds money to the cost of the product, the consumer pays. >> eric: what are they looking for, the long shoreman's union? >> one thing that they're always seeming to be looking
-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
the state of wisconsin, also pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager and jeopardy champion ken jennings written a new book. it's tuesday, december 4th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome everybody, you're watching "starting point." we're honored this morning to have the former british prime minister tony blair with us as our guest. he's going to be weighing in as a number of topics. we're going to talk about the fiscal cliff, we're going to talk about the global economy. we're going to talk about the civil war in syria. we'll talk about the royal baby coming soon. first we want to get right to zoraida sambolin for an update on the day's top stories. >> soledad, the fiscal cliff debacle, with 28 days remaining before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, a republican spending plan has been rejected by the white house. brianna keilar is live from washington. what now, brianna? >> well, right now it's about the pressure building and the clock kicking, zoraida. as house republicans in the white house try to ultimately broker a deal between two very differ
in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app? >> scrabble. >> sometimes i want to yank that out of your hands. >> and all that matters. >> an endangered thi
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
ago more reassuring news. we will take you live to the hospital in houston. also, it is a nightmare for new yorkers. standing on a subway platform, and they are usually very crowded. when somebody pushes you in front of a moving train. this week it happened again. police now say someone has been charged in this. and a twist in their investigation, now they are calling this one a hate crime. stay close. >>> positive change as we update you on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is now out of intensive care. doctors moving him into a regular patient room at the houston hospital where they have been treating him since november. president bush who is 88 years old, the oldest living former president, and tonight we are glad to report he is on the mend. mike tobin is live outside the methodist hospital in houston, texas. mike, this is a big development. >> and certainly a welcome development. george herbert walker bush did a little less than a week in the intensive care unit. it was a fever that was triggered by a case of bronchitis that has had him in the hospital sin
h. w. bush, he is in a regular room in a hospital out of intensive care in houston. let's go for the update. paul, what you do know? >> well, don, i talked to a bush spokesman and they said the news is great and wonderful, as you pointed out, he is out of intensive care, and his spirits were lifted tremendously yesterday when he was serenaded by his long time friends the oakridge boys. the call was put out, they have been part of many celebrations for the bushes and in this instance they were all on vacation and they rallied together and got together in their nashville office and sang to him, with not just one but two songs, elvira and amazing grace. let's listen. >> let's do this one for you, you will remember this one. here we go. >>. ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ that saved a wretch -- >> in a moment of levity one of the oakridge boys said, can you hear us? and he said quite clearly and everyone laughed. his mood has been characterized as positive, he has not lost his sense of humor. he is speaking with clarity. he is out of intensive care, but no word yet
could close ports from houston to boston. it would cripple shipping operations, and of course, impact the economy as early as next week. the union has been work without a contract since september and as many as 14,000 workers could hit the picket line starting this sunday. >>> big retailers have agreed to recall baby recliners which have a deadly defect. 150,000 nap nanny infant recliners are being blamed for at least five deaths and dozens of reports of babies falling, as well. the recliners have been on sale for about four years, and retailers agreed to this recall after the manufacturer went out of business. parents should return it for a refund. >>> a florida dad is angry after the christmas present he bought at a pawnshop for his teenage daughter had some x-rated extras. turns out the tablet george sanchez purchased was loaded with hard core porn. computer experted tried to delete them but unable to restore them to factory settings. the pawnshop says it was sold as is and no returns. i would be angry too, if you bought that for something and there was porn on it. >> people who do
care at a houston hospital. they say that his condition continues to will improve and the family thanks everyone for their prayers and good thoughts. president bush has been in the hospital since late november for a cough. >> a deadly plane crash in russia tonight. what investigators believe happened. >> following developing news from russia, where a passenger plane has crashed as it as it attempted to land in moscow. 4 people of the eight who were on board were killed, 4 others seriously injured. and the the woman who was gang raped in india at two weeks ago has died. the police in new delhi are urging people to stay calm. there have already been riots and the city. the crowds have demanding punishment for six people arrested in the attack. the woman and a male companion were insulted on a bus. the woman had severe organ failure from the injuries to her body and brain. >> an arrest and charges against a woman who pushed a subway passenger to his death in queens. she is charged with murder as a hate crime. investigators say the man was pushed in front of the subway train thursday night
and the thunder beat the nets 117-111. in houston, greg smith had a strong second half against the lakers. and they took the lead on three point shot from tony douglas. houston over los angeles 107-105. college basketball, number three michigan rolled over western michigan, 73-41. and that extends the wolverine's streak to seven wins, no losses. congratulations to them. late in the second half, north carolina state's c.j. lessly takes it to the hole for the jam. the wolfpack defeats uconn 69-65. >>> the "boston globe" reports that the red sox have made a three years, are $38 million offer to dodgers and phillies center fielder shane victorino. >>> and los angeles galaxy soccer star david beckham finally said good-bye after six years, thanked his fans. the team won its second mls championship saturday, but beckham has in the yet announced where he'll play in the future. and now for another look at the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> a big beckham fan? >> yeah, he's a good-bye. not too bad on the eyes. >> people everywhere just turned the audio down. hope
in a hospital over a month but he is tong improve. they are outside of methodist hospital in houston with the latest. >> we are in one of the situations where no news is good news. a staffers are not updating much unless thuation changes and the last time they gave us an update, they said that he continues to improve. he is still in intensive care where he has been a week. the condition is a stubborn fever . it was brought on by eye nasty case of bronchitus that caused him to be hospitalized. if you had an opportunity to meet this president after his term ended, he is it a funny guy and he's true to form and cracking jokes with the hospital staff and singing songs with the hospital staff . the staff around him made an effort to keep the releases light and optmist i think and all the while acknowledging the sober reality that he is 88 years oiled and pretty sick. >> we'll leave you with the latest update that the situation continues to improve and there is it reason for optimism out here. >> live in houston, texas. >> mr. bush's war-time commander has died. norman schwarzkoph was a hi
, dylan. >>> an update on the health of president george h.w. bush, who remains in a houston hospital. nbc news has learned his stubborn fever has gotten worse and that he was admitted to intensive care unit on sunday on a liquid-only diet. a bush spokesperson says the president is alert, speaking with medical staff and is surrounded by family. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, has been hospitalized with bronchitis since just after thanksgiving. >>> president obama is aboard air force one right now and some lawmakers will weather the storms to get back to washington today with five days left to avert the fiscal cliff, and now all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans say it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. nbc's danielle leigh is live on capitol hill. danielle, what's the latest? >> reporter: mara, good morning. it's a new day and a new standoff. this time, house speaker john boehner is hinting he won't bring house members back to town until the senate comes up with a passable plan. as president obama leaves his tropical retreat in hawaii for a wintry washington, tensio
for public office. former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston. his spokeswoman says he's getting excellent medical treatment. she says he would advise people to "with the harps back in the closet." he was admitted to the hospital november 23 and has been in intensive care since sunday, battling a terrible case of bronchitis and a series of complications. secretary of state clinton is expected to return to work next week after recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting. a stomach fighting she's an hour at three weeks now. she has promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attacks in benghazi. the buzz kids growing for sunday's big matchup between the cowboys and the redskins. -- buzz keeps growing. bars and restaurants will be packed with people cannot get into fedex field. john gonzalez? >> you can afford a ticket for you and me, john. this game is so big metro had decided to stay open an extra hour after the game. the game is so big it has been most to prime-time national television and the stadium is a
-out could affect ports from boston to houston. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. >>> an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the dead
from ports from boston to houston. coming up. plus the fbi has again released its file on marilyn monroe. this time minus all of the redactions. what the documents say about her and her suspected ties to communism ahead. and word that president george h.w. bush is improving and even singing in the hospital. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. [ cellphone chirping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedh
president george h.w. bush. this morning he's out of intensive care at a houston hospital where he's been staying for more than a month now, and maybe the mini concert he got by phone from one of his favorite country super groups has something to do with his improvement. abc's clayton sandell has the story. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: it was a spirit-lifting serenade for the 88-year-old former commander in chief ordered up by former first lady barbara bush. >> she called us and said that we should cheer the president up and if the oak ridge boys could all get together and sing him a song or two. >> reporter: mr. bush has been in this houston hospital more than a month fighting complications of bronchitis. he's not only a huge oak ridge boys fan, he's friends with the band members and when they called friday, he had a request. >> and he said he was ready to hear some of "elvira." elvira elvira ♪ ♪ i've been thinking >> that would make him feel good. ♪ my heart's on fire >> reporter: they sang it then picked one of their favorites. ♪ i once was lost but n
george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at houston hospital this morning dealing with the stubborn fever. >> the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. >> the former president's chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including this " he would ask me to tell you to please put the cards back in the closet in cold. >> the 88 year-old has been an apostle for the month, after first coming down with bronchitis. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news amazon setting records of holiday season. >> amazon is customermore when k welcome back. the time is 4:09. >> amazon is announce this year's holiday sales are at their biggest ever. >> consumers purchased three of six items for second on their peak day this season. >> amazon says customers order 26 and half million items on cyber monday, that is a new record for the online retailer. >> and sunset another record on christmas day for digital download. >> the candle contains the as-continues to dominate the websites best seller with the kindle fire, a to the tablets leading the way. >> a. new
to tennessee. >>> airport delays possible in dallas, denver, kansas city, st. louis, seattle and houston. >>> now to a new terror threat by the al qaeda branch considered by the u.s. to be the group's most dangerous. >> al qaeda in yemen is offering a reward for killing a u.s. ambassador. >> reporter: it's a country racked with lawlessness. now a new threat. the associated press first reported this video, claiming to be from al qaeda's yemen branch, announcing a new bounty. roughly $160,000, three kilograms of gold, for the killing of an american in yemen. abc has not verified authenticity of a video. if true, the threat comes at a critical time, just four months after al qaeda-linked militants stormed u.s. embassy compound in libya, killing ambassador chris stevens and three other american personnel. after the attack, security levels were raised at american embassies around the world. >> i think the security detail for the ambassador himself is not doing anything differently. they already knew he had to be froe protected very, very carically. >> reporter: anti-american sentiment is very
is back with the team. and the quarterback got two touchdowns to beat houston. in other action peyton manning had three touchdown passes in the game for the 73rd time. passing the lead record set by brett favre. seattle quarterback russell wilson tied peyton manning's record. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. nfl coaches on the chopping include include philadelphia's andy reed after a 4-2 losing season. and norv turner is expected to be cut after missing the playoffs three years in a row. and tony sparano will not return after the team finished 30th. four college football games. the sun boul has usc against georgia tech. and chick-fil-a bowl lsu versus clemson. straight ahead a ice rescue that you've never seen before. and last week barbara bush called one of her husband's favorite bands and requested a private concert. the oak ridge boys agreed and gathered in their office to sing over the phone. the 41st president requested "elv ira." they also sang "amazing grace." take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet thou sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ...but he'd wait for her
from boston to houston were ready to go on strike sunday. those ports move about 40% of the nation's container cargo traffic. we enjoyed sunshine across the region, but the big story is tomorrow's potential snow. steve rudin is here to talk about that. >> we are watching the maps right now. right now it appears we will see a little bit of snow here in the d.c. area, but not a ton. take a look at the travel forecast. no problems for indianapolis, detroit, new york city and boston. you will find absolutely beautiful conditions as you head to the center of the country. we are watching a storm system to the lower left-hand corner of the screen. this is what is on its way tomorrow. it will start off as a bit of a wintry mix changing over to right now it appears mainly rain. already we do have a winter weather advisory set to go into effect late tonight into the day tomorrow. north and west of d.c., including frederick maryland, and the panhandle of west virginia. what to expect and when coming up in just a few minutes from the bill for whether -- belfort furniture weather center. >> a n
this, put the harps back in the closet he's telling everybody." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened when he suffered complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion she sustained after fainting. she had to cancel an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> 4:35. the man accused of walking into sandy hook school with a two by four will be in court. that incident happened last week in -- christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. police say he made general statement about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson, now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> later this morning, two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man this summer will be in court. tommy branch and sonny cued i attacked and robbed maslin. he was in a coma for nearly two months. branch and his accomplice are due in court. the third suspect, michael moore,
in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday out of the intensive care unit. he spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus accident that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control yesterday. the bus swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver. >>> they're investigating flight recorders of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow highway as a township jet flight 204 slammed into the ground. authorities said the plane had landed at one of moscow's airports, but for some reason couldn't stop and roared off the end of the runway out of control. the first responders were people in cars who stopped
that milestone. >>> nfl wide receiver andre johnson, number 80 of the houston texans took a dozen at-risk children on an 80 second shopping spree at toys"r"us. can you imagine how fun that would be? the final bill of almost $20,000 was paid by johnson's charitable foundation. that's great. >>> the infant daughter of jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs will collect at least $1 million from the nfl's surviving child fund. belcher killed the baby's mother, kasandra perkins, and then his self on saturday. >>> for now, disgraced cyclist lance armstrong is holding on to his olympic bronze medal from the 2000 games in sydney. they postponed a decision to strip him of the medal but is expected to do so. >>> before a tennis match in london on sunday, they turned out to play mini tennis on ice near the national history museum to promote the event. that looks too easy. >>> just ahead, this year's grammy nominees and the head cbs honcho weighs in on the angus t. jones drama. >>> plus, south korean singing sensation psy may mock it in his video gangnam style but we'll tell you why he's living
on my soul. houston, in 10, 9, 8 -- i'm not liking this breeze. i'm scrubbing the launch. i'm scrubbing the launch guys. we'll try to get it in four weeks. this is much better weather conditions. this is one step for me, and anyone that owns a weather balloon. a lick for luck. found it. there it is. i just liked the only popsicle that went to space. >> i'm also the only white person to enjoy dessert in ka compton. ball's in your court, dippin' dots. ice cream of the future my ass. goodnight. switch to hover mode. captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) ♪ ♪ "the colbert report" ♪ ♪ "the colbert report" ♪ "the colbert report" ♪ ♪ (cheers and applause) >> stephen: welcome to the report! stephen, stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! (cheers and applause) >> stephen: well come to the report. good to you have with us, lady its and gentlemen, let me begin by saying ellen silla lumen omentielvo. (applause) >> stephen: i slipped in a little quenya there, i'm just s
in houston. a family spokesman says mr. bush is alert and in good spirits. he's been talking with his doctors and nurses. and i heard singing. the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized for more than a month now because of a bronchitis-related cough and fever. >>> and finally, how is this for a way to get rid of your old christmas tree. instead of dumping it in your front yard, you can serve it for dinner to goats. if you happen to live in rhode island. a petting zoo in rhode island, they're feeding the trees to dozen of goats. they eat them in perfect silence, as you hear there. apparently they like chomping on the pine needles. >> that was a cow. >> hang on, okay? goats and lambs and cows, they also have a taste for christmas. >> interesting. >> make sure you remove the ornaments, though. >> leave them on there. a goat will eat anything. >> practical advice. thank you, ron. >>> now, to what was supposed to be a floating island of of lance but instead has turned into nausea on the high seas. >> an outbreak of a highly-contagious stomach virus on "the queen mary 2" is disrupting v
government to take action to protect women. >>> the houston chronicle says former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and resting in a regular room at the methodist hospital. he is being treated for a persistent fever. his condition improved over the weekend. >>> the moscow times reports five people were killed when a russian airliner crashed as it tried to land in moscow. a dash cam video shows how the plane overshot the runway went through a fence, and onto a highway. there were just eight crew members on board. >>> "usa today" says lawmakers on capitol hill reached a deal on sunday to extend the farm bill for another year. without an agreement, dairy subsidies would have risen to 1949 levels and the price of milk could have doubled. >>> and "the new york post" said kim kardashian and kanye west are expecting their first child. at his concert in atlantic city he told the crowd now you're having my baby and told them to congratulate his baby mom. they have been dating for nearly a year. anthony? you were surprised by the news this morning. >> yea
. former president george h. w. bush is back in the hospital in the intensive care unit in houston. a spokesman for the former president saying that he was reunited on sunday after persistent fever and doctors are cautiously optimistic about the course of mistreatment. the president was previously in the hospital last month for bronchitis symptoms. but a spokesman said his cop has improved. former president george h. w. bush in intensive care in houston. we will update you with any other details that we get in the hour. meanwhile, i'm a totally different story, the fiscal cliff is still a big concern for most investors. as the president and congress try to come up with a last-ditch effort to fix the fiscal cliff for the year. the dow jones is down nearly 25 points today. having fallen more than 1.5% over the past week. with details, we have jerry leiby for zacks investment research. here is a big question. if nothing happens, will there be a big seller? >> well, if nothing happens, yes, 547%. but i don't think the question is easy. there's going to be a kick the can solution. the q
capitol each year. i want to thank my husband ray and our two children, bailey and houston -- they're 11 years old now, and so many of my colleagues that i -- that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they have sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capitol during these times. 11 years for the children and 20 for my husband ray. and i know my children's fondest memory, if i ask them what do i remember most about visits to the capitol, it is playing soccer in the russell building's hallways in the evenings when the coast is clear. and i would not be here today if it were not for my parents who gave me the gifts of strong values, unwaivin unwavering supd the education to be whatever i wanted to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i wanted to be. they would have never thought that their daughter, growing up in lamarck, texas, a town of 15,000 good people, would think that she could be a
last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are saying on the ground in houston. he is 88 years old. in the hospital a little over a month. fought a bronchiol infection. it has taken its toll. and going into icu got everyone excited. but doctors wanted him there just to keep track of how he is doing. monitoring him more minutely. the family wanting to keep a tight lid on information. some family members coming in. dorothy, george w. wish, number 43, maybe jeb bush rushing to the bed side. the family wants everyone to know that they thank them for their concern, but they hope s
is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting broncho
question that question now. >>> now to some surveillance video from houston. trust me, when you see this, you're going to want these bad guys put away for a long time. the gang of thieves ripped off a daycare center. three or four young men were captured on surveillance camera. there's one right there. going in, they shattered the glass door, then stole six tvs and several game consoles. that ain't all. and one thief took the time to hop on a tiny tricycle and ride it around the yard of the building. >> it's a total lack of respect. unfortunately, i think that's the mentality these days. >> the owner says he's hoping everyone involved in the burglary will be spending next christmas in jail. to that, i'm sure we all say amen. amen. >>> air travel is starting to get back to normal after that deadly winter storm tapered off. but the cleanup job goes on for parts of the northeast, just pounded by the drenching downpours and record snow. abc's john schriffen reports. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. powerful snap-like twigs in arkansas and this pickup truck in southern illinois. stru
at severe storms in areas of beaumont, texas, and houston as well. and we're anticipating more delays. i think the weather will be worse in the east than today. traveling, watch out for cities you see here, may see light snow in places like denver and more measurable snow in salt lake city. we go through the forecast period, into christmas day, the risk for stormy weather and dangerous conditions across the gulf coast. notice the cold air wrapping around, we'll see wet weather and snowy conditions for parts of the midwest south. heavy snow, cleveland and snow north of new york city on christmas day. >> 93.3 million people traveling f more than 50 miles. you are the most popular person at the network, bonnie. >>> some top republicans are refusing to back the call forearmed officers at every american school. but it's not stopping the ceo from doubling down on the idea. wayne la pierre says it's the only way to keep our kids safe. >> if it's crazy to call for police in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, i think the american people think it's crazy n
iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'll be right back. harris: right now some crime headlines we're keeping an eye on. three police of
. they're called on the government to take action to prepro text women. >>> the "houston chronicle" says george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and is resting at a houston hospital. a spokesman said his condition improve oefrd the weekend. >>> "the moscow times" reports that five were killed when a plane tried to land. video showed how a plane overshot the runway, ran through a fence and onto a highway. >>> "usa today" says lawmakers on capitol hill reach add deal on sunday to extend the farm bill for another year without. n without an agreement dairy subsidies would have risen to 1949 levels and the price of milk could have doubled. >>> the "new york post" says kim kardashian and kanye west says they're expecting their first child. he told the crowd in song, now you're having my baby and he said congratulate the baby mom. you were surprised. >> i was a little shocked. were you surprised? >> i was not surprised. a big >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by the u.s. postal service. schedule your free package pickup today. >>> a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criti
now his condition is improving. we're joined from houston. paul, what can you tell us about the former president's condition? >> reporter: i can tell you this, don. he is now out of intensive care and a bush spokesman is telling me this is just wonderful, great news for the family that he has finally been taken out of intensive care. and for some reason, it seems like singing is a theme here among hw bush. the oak ridge boys apparently serenaded him yesterday after barbara bush had made a call to them and said we need for you to lift his spirits, and indeed they did, from what we understand. the oak ridge boys sang el vira and amazing grace. and the president reportedly singing yesterday and shows he still has his positive attitude and kept his sense of humor. a lot of clarity here. he says president bush absolutely loves his doctors and nurses here. burr again, the headline, he is now out of intensive care, don. >> paul, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> other news now. police in new york have a woman in custody, wanted for shoving a man to his death on the subway tracks. a p
have the very latest from houston. charles, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, craig. a spokesman for the bush family says that the former president continues to battle a sustained and prolonged fever. in fact, the spokesman said late yesterday that mr. bush, in fact, had been moved to the intensive care unit here at methodist hospital here on sunday and on a liquid diet since yesterday and in icu because of his advanced age. he is 88 years old and because of his weakness. he's been in the hospital now for over a month. he was admitted on november 23rd suffering from a chronic cough. a cough that turned in to a fever last week and now doctors are trying to figure out exactly what is causing that fever. that being said, the doctors according to the spokesman are saying that they're cautiously optimistic that mr. bush will make a recovery. he's certainly getting help from the family and friends. barbara bush, the former first lady, at his side. other family members here. his daughter was here yesterday and christmas day, neil his son, and his family enjoyed a chinese meal in the hos
. not enough. houston downs l.a. 107-105. when we come back why the statue of liberty remains off limits to tourists and then buckle up. oh, my goodness. look at who is in the driver's seat. we'll check out specially trained dogs who are hitting the road. at. we'll check out specially trained dogs who are hitting the road. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab. for many adults with moderate to severe ra, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. so you can treat more than just the pain. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b,
. andre johnson of the houston texans took a dozen at risk kids on a shopping spree at toys "r" us. the final bill of almost $20,000 was paid for by johnson's charitable foundation. >>> the infant daughter of jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs will collect at least $1 million from the nfl's surviving child benefit. belcher killed the baby's mother and then himself on saturday. >>> for now disgraced cyclist lance armstrong is holding on to his olympic bronze medal. the olympic committee postponed a decision to strip armstrong of the medal but is expected to do so. >>> and the fourth tennis match in london on saturday between two former rivals at wimbledon, they turned out to play mini tennis on ice near the national history museum to promote the event. baby ping-pong. and now for a look at your weather, here is bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning. >> i wouldn't trust you to do that. >> i know. you'd go for the overhead shot, right? >> yes. right between the eyes. you know me very well. >> you have good tennis skills, too. no tennis in new england tod
until kickoff. that's when tom brady and the pats destroyed houston. brady threw four td passes and new england led 28-0 before houston got on the board. >> >> the texans take a long flight back to houston after getting hammered 42-14. new england has now won seven straight, but the texans have the afc east best record by one game. >> i feel your pain, houston. >>> coming up next, santa's busiest helpers are going to follow the path of a pie and how it makes it to its holiday destination. >>> but first, how a little girl is proving to be an inspiration for anyone who needs to shed a few pounds. that's coming up. ♪ >>> "world news weather" brought to you by lifestyle lift. [ female announcer ] think coarse facial hair removal has to be painful? challenge that with new olay facial hair removal duo. a two-step process that removes even coarse, stubborn facial hair gently. plenty of gain, without all that pain... with olay. hd3 >>> losing weight is pretty tough for adults. but for a 9-year-old who was almost 200 pounds, it can be crushing. >> but breanna lost nearly a third of her size wi
: president george herbert walker bush has been in the hospital in houston, texas, for a month now. better than a month. sent to the intensive care unit. we understand he may be getting better. we hope so. on beep half of "the five" we wish you all of our prayers with you, you have been a remarkable public servant. one thing. when george bush was president i was in nicaragua monitoring the elections and nasty stuff broke out. he invited me to the oval office with the other monitors, and he was incredibly gracious and wonderful man. we'll see more of him. >> great character. >> bob: congressman and head of the c.i.a. republican national committee. i admire him. >> kimberly: i have a nice story. jordan pritchard, staff sergeant after what happened in sandy hook volunteers to take matter in his own hand and stood guard at his chirp's school. the two kids 6 and 7, attend the metropolitan -- i don't know the term. but it's in nashville until the end of the school year when they close for the holiday vacation. they said we felt so much better to bring the kids to school because he was there prot
-old, is in this houston hospital fighting complications of bronchitis. an expected three-day stay now stretching more than a month. but when the band called his room on friday, number 41 had a request. >> he said he was ready to hear some of elvira. ♪ elvira that would make him feel good. >> reporter: then the boys picked one of their favorites. >> you'll remember this one. ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound that saved a retch like me ♪ ♪ i once was lost ♪ but now i'm found was blind but now i see ♪ >> there you go. >> the day after that mini concert, mr. bush was moved out of the intensive care unit here. but still no word on when he may be allowed to go home. >> clayton, so many in the country thinking about president bush this new year's. when we come back here, the shark that snagged the bait and then became bait. how a fisherman watched his catch disappear in an instant. e, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy
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